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Hey guys!

As the title says, I want to replace my 4870x2 in order to get a single card. Nothing wrong with it running the games, but I hate getting tearing in some games (SC2 for example).

Now the budget is 300 UK pounds. At that mark I can get 6970 and GTX570 or the 6950 / GTX560Ti. I don't want to go below these 4 cards as I think it will probably be a downgrade from my card.

I use my PC for gaming mostly and my res is 1920*1080.

I was thinking of getting a 6950 and flashing to a 6970, but I was wondering if just getting a 6970 by default (the little perks it has over 6950) or a 570 would be a better upgrade / sidegrade.

Appreciate your feedback
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hmm, i would pick gtx 570.

actually, i just saw you have crosshair motherboard,

i would pick 6950's in that case, flash it to 6970 and add one more later on when needed.
Edited by Cee - 1/27/11 at 5:19am
    
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hmm, i would pick gtx 570.

actually, i just saw you have crosshair motherboard,

i would pick 6950's in that case, flash it to 6970 and add one more later on when needed.
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post #4 of 14
I would go for a 6870 to 6950

Or a 570 to a 580

6870 would be about the same

6950 would be faster, and faster still if you flash the card with 6970 BIOS.

570 would be similiar or a bit faster

580 would be a good bit faster
post #5 of 14
U could pick a 6950 or a 6870 crossfire

it will be nice look at the benchies I had a 4870x2 before but it died so I used an
extra card cause I dont have money but if I have I would go for a crossfire 6870 or the 6900 series
    
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Just last week came from xfx4870x2 myself, settled for the msi gtx570 from overclockers uk. Brilliant!!
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I think you can get a BIOS hack for that board for SLi. Get a GTX 580 and later sli it.
 
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post #8 of 14
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Yeah i saw it does have the SLI hack.

I would love to get a 580GTX but gf would kill me

In all fairness i was really about to buy a 6950 to flash to a 6970 but what is holding me back was the fact that the newer batches will be unlockable and have the fear of getting one of these newer batches.

I since then decided to upgrade my budget a bit to up to 300 GBP... I can get a EVGA 570GTX from scan for that price or a Sapphire 6970 from aria (dunno how good palit, KFA2 or POV are so im sticking mainly to these two brands, maybe MSI or ASUS)

So I guess its either 6950 and flash to 6970 or a GTX570. There is no real reason to go 6970.
Edited by Firann - 1/27/11 at 6:34am
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post #9 of 14
570 or a 580. I have the same card you do.
post #10 of 14
If you mean screen tearing try v sync
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